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What I Learnt - God Will NEVER Leave Us Or Forsake Us
Another important thing I learnt doing these last eight months was, people come and go out of our lives, but God will NEVER leave us or forsake us! In our deepest and darkest moments, God is right there, ready to help us, ready for us to acknowledge Him; for us to cry out for His help! God is a Gentleman; He does not force Himself on us - WE must let Him know, we want His help! God will NEVER go against our free will! I have heard people say things like, "Why did God let this happen?" Or, "Why didn't God stop that?" God will not go against that person's will; no matter what the case. I have also heard people say things like, "When God get ready for me to stop________________, He will stop me!" NO!! God will allow you to keep doing what you doing, until YOU get tired, and ask Him to help you!
I know! Years and years ago, I had a drinking problem; I was going to church and had accept Jesus BUT I was an alcoholic! Long story short, I would pray for God to deliver me but I did not mean it; I prayed with my mouth but in my heart wanted to keep drinking. One day, I got tired of being a hypocrite, and I just said a pray out of frustration; it was something like, "God, if You are up there, deliver me from drinking!" Days went by and then a week later, it hit me, I had not drank; normally I would drink day and night! God instantly delivered me from drinking, when my heart lined up with my mouth; I have not had a drink of alcohol since April 2004 - I cannot even stand the smell of it. Also, I can smell it a mile awayJ, no matter how people try to cover up, the fact they been drinking.
Most of you probably has heard the Scripture, "It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed” (biblegateway.com - Deuteronomy 31:8 - AMP), many times BUT have you experience this Scripture yourself? Have you ever been in a situation and God did not fail you or abandon you? This is what happened to me, during these last eight months; God did not fail me or abandon me - His Word came alive in me - comforting me. We might have heard a Scripture, even be able to quote it, but our life will not change until we experience God's Word for ourselves - until the Word comes alive in us!
When we go through the storms of life, the Word of God comes to life, ONLY when we BELIEVE, what God has said and is saying to us. Once we believe the Word of God, we experience the Word of God; believe God and keep your eyes on Him! No matter what we go through, we must NEVER forget, we are NEVER alone; God is ALWAYS with us, even though you can't feel Him - as I could not. As soon as we stop believing God's Word, we become prey for the devil, because we became fearful and dismayed, when we feel alone, in the storm. And as we saw earlier, God said in Deuteronomy 31:8, not to fear or be dismayed because He would go before us, He will be with us, and He will not fail or abandon us. The devil knows this, so he sends a false prophet to supposedly, give us a word from God; this is exactly what happened to me, in the last eight months.
The First False Prophet Encounter
It started some months ago, when a guy sent me an invitation on LinkedIn, to join my network. After I accepted his invitation, he sent me a prayer. Remember I said, I have been going through a storm? Therefore, I was glad to receive the prayer; this was because I had nobody to pray with me and no Pastor to help me. The people I thought were my friends and the church I had attended for years, abandoned me. But all is good now, I know now that God wanted me to totally depend on Him and not on anyone else to bring me out; God does not want us to have no other God before Him (Deuteronomy 5:7; Exodus 20:3-5). As I have said before, I did not feel God's presence, so I was very dismayed; however, God was with me. Faith is not about feelings, it is about believing, BEFORE you receive (Hebrews 11:1). Don't allow fear of what you are going through, to cancel out your faith; God is with you, whether you can feel His presence or not. God has brought you from a long ways and will not leave you or forever; trust Him.
After the guy sent me the prayer on LinkedIn, I found out he was claiming to be a Prophet and had a prayer line. I contacted him to find out more information about the prayer line and he sent me his phone number, to call him for prayer; I was desperate because I had no strength to pray on my own, so I called him. The guy prayed for me, it sounded good, he even confirmed somethings God had told me but he mixed truth with lies; as the devil always do, since he is a master deceiver - that guy was a false prophet. He was baiting me; he cared nothing about my soul being delivered, he was a hireling (John 10:12-13).
The guy was able to tell me part truths, because of the familiar spirits that works with false prophets. A familiar spirit watches us, gathering information about us, for other medium (psychics) and works with other spirits. The devil also is a master copycat; he always copying off of God. God gives His angels charge over us, to watch and protect us (Psalm 91:11) and the devil has his angels, spying on us - he also uses the information to accuse us (Revelation 12:9-11). To learn more about familiar spirits, click here, and go to Pastor Kenneth Scott's website; we need to gird up the loins of our mind - know the tricks of the devil so we will not be ignorant of them (1 Peter 1:13; 2 Corinthians 2:11).
A couple of days after the guy prayed for me, he contacted me asking for money, to buy food! REALLY??? A big time prophet, asking a senior citizens, single woman, for money for food? That is when I realized, I was dealing with a con man; a deceiver, a false prophet - the Holy Spirit quicken it in my spirit. I would have heard the Holy Spirit sooner, if I had not been desperate for a "Word from God!" Let's seek God for ourselves, and let Him give us His Words directly!! When we think we are at the end of our rope, we are not, all we have to do is grab hold of God and trust Him! Thank God the Holy Spirit woke me up before I got in too deep with that guy. I deleted all his contact information and cut off communication with him.
God bless you and keep you in His prefect peace,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD
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